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Gadsden, Alabama Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Gadsden rose 0.2 percentage points in February 2018 to 4.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points higher than the Alabama rate. The unemployment rate in Gadsden peaked in January 2010 at 12.3% and is now 8.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.6% in September 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.5 percentage points. You can also compare Gadsden unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.6
Alabama 3.7% 0.0 -1.6
Gadsden 4.1% +0.2 -1.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2018 data as March metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Gadsden, Alabama, National

Gadsden, Alabama monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Gadsden, Alabama Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Gadsden peaked in May 2009 at 5,501. There are now 3,743 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,560 in September 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 198. Gadsden employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Gadsden, Alabama) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Gadsden 1,758 +96 -803

Number of Unemployed Persons

Gadsden, Alabama Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Alabama
Unemployment Rate
Gadsden
Unemployment Rate
Gadsden
Unemployed
March
2018
4.1% 3.8%
February
2018
4.1% 3.7% 4.1% 1,758
January
2018
4.1% 3.7% 3.9% 1,662
December
2017
4.1% 3.8% 3.6% 1,584
November
2017
4.1% 3.8% 3.8% 1,672
October
2017
4.1% 3.8% 3.7% 1,607
September
2017
4.2% 3.9% 3.6% 1,560
August
2017
4.4% 4.0% 4.2% 1,837
July
2017
4.3% 4.1% 4.7% 2,057
June
2017
4.3% 4.3% 4.8% 2,147
May
2017
4.3% 4.6% 4.7% 2,090
April
2017
4.4% 4.8% 5.1% 2,290

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.